Project Description

My name is Ville Turunen, and I am an occupational therapist, alpine ski coach and ART master trainer. I am also a ski instructor, climbing instructor and whitewater kayak instructor. I have a university degree in adventure education and psychotherapy.

I work at the EVA unit in Tampere University Hospital, Finland and also have a private practice in coaching and therapy work. The Adolescent Forensic Unit (EVA) is a nationally serving tertiary level adolescent psychiatric unit for assessing and treating adolescents with severe mental disorders and severe and persistent violent and non-compliant behaviors. The adolescents are admitted to formal forensic assessment or treatment, or through civil commitment measures. The structured assessments, whether forensic or civil, last 2 months, and individually planned treatment periods usually from 6 to 12 months.